Okay, so we all know you have to stay out of the sun. And yes, we are wearing our sunscreen daily. Right? But what else can we be doing for our skin? Taking care of our skin in our 20′s will ensure we will be looking our best for decades to come. In between the obvious face wash and moisturizer, we can add an extra step to hydrate and feed our skin: toner.
Why toner? Skincare expert Paula Begoun explains, “After cleansing, what your skin needs is a range of ingredients that restore and repair its surface. Skin can never get too much of these important ingredients, which include antioxidants and skin-repairing substances such as glycerin, fatty acids, and ceramides. The right toner can give your skin a healthy dose of what it needs to look younger, fresher, and smoother, right after cleansing and throughout the day.”
So what’s a college girl to do? Check out Clinique’s well formulated, affordable option – Mild Clarifying Lotion. This toner is alcohol free, gentle enough for any skin type, and contains a good amount of salicylic acid to fight blackheads and exfoliate.
No matter which toner you choose, steer clear from any formulas containing alcohol – they will dry out your skin and do more harm than good!
Laura lives and writes in Austin, Texas. She is in her third year at the University of Texas. Her blog, Longhorn Luxe, keeps her busy in between classes and shoe shopping.
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